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Spring Faculty Dance Concert – “Women of Myth Unleashed/The Seven Deadly Sins”

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Artist in Residence Patricia Beaman presents two exhilarating world premieres. Ms. Beaman and renowned Baroque soprano Christine Brandes embark on a seminal collaboration of their own making, Women of Myth Unleashed. By juxtaposing the traditional form and mythological subject matter of the Baroque era with 21st century modern movement and contemporary issues, they bring the iconic mythological figures of Armide, Arianna, and Medea into sharp relief on stage. In Médée, Louis Nicolas Clérembault’s cantata from 1710, Ms. Brandes and Ms. Beaman depict the bifurcated nature of Medea’s tortured state, with electrifying music provided by Folia, an early music ensemble of stellar musicians.

Opening the second half of the evening is The Seven Deadly Sins, an inventive ensemble dance theater work choreographed and directed by Patricia Beaman. Radically re-envisioned as a production set in Weimar-era Berlin in the seediest of cabarets, this edgy Neo-Baroque work has been specially created for Wesleyan students as part of the “Repertory and Performance” course.

Date: Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28
Time: 8 PM
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $5 for Wesleyan students

Ask a Med Student! **Pizza will be provided!**


PSA from Diana Lin ’15:

Are you considering a career in medicine? Are you interested in pursuing a dual degree, like an MD/MPH or MD/PhD? Then we invite you to join us for Ask a Med Student! hosted by AMSA on Friday, March 27th. This is meant to be an informal event for students to engage with two medical students at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

Come prepared with questions, and we’ll be ready with pizza! Invite all your pre-med friends!

Date: Friday, March 27th
Time: 6:00-7:30 PM
Place: Woodhead Lounge (Exley Science Center 184)

Film Series: Song of the Sea

2014. Ireland. Dir: Tomm Moore. With Brendan Gleeson. Animated. 93 min.

The latest beautiful output from the artists behind The Secret of Kells is a sort of tuneful Celtic Spirited Away: Two siblings journey into a hidden world of nature and folklore when they learn that the mute young sister, like their late mother, may be a selkie – a person capable of transforming into a seal and communing with magical beings.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / $5

The Geography of Resistance: Free Black Communities & the Underground Railroad

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21st Annual CAAS Distinguished Lecture to be delivered by Dr. Cheryl LaRoche, archaeologist and historian from University of Maryland College Park. Join us to learn more about community activism. African-American leadership, and the fight to end slavery.

*Reception to follow

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 4:15 pm
Place: CAAS, Vanguard Lounge

Concert: Omnia Hegazy

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Singer-songwriter Omnia Hegazy combines guitar-driven American pop/rock and maqam-based Arabic folk with charged lyrics about women’s rights and political freedom, her faith, and the struggle to combat perceptions of Muslim women. The daughter of an Italian-Catholic mother and an Egyptian-Muslim father, she was born in California and raised on Staten Island. At Wesleyan, Ms. Hegazy will be accompanied by drummer May Maples, bassist Carl Limbacher, electric guitarist Coyote Anderson, and Natalie Perlaza on Arabic percussion.

Date: Friday, March 27
Time: 8-10 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $18 general public; $15 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, non-Wesleyan students; $6 Wesleyan students

Social Death & Survival Series: Lawful Injustice: Punishing “Status Crimes” Without Penalty

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Gwendolyn Rosen ’15 writes in:

The second event of the Social Death and Survival: Race/Sex/Gender/Vulnerability Series.

Come to continue discussing social death with Dr. Lisa Marie Cacho’s lecture, “Lawful Injustice: Punishing ‘Status Crimes’ Without Penalty.” Dr. Cacho is an Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the author of “Social Death: Racialized Rightlessness and the Criminalization of the Unprotected.”

Date: Thursday, March 26th
Time: 4:15-5:30 PM
Place: PAC 001